Vegan Eating: Days Four and Five

February 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm 15 comments

Whereas on Tuesday I was like “I MISS CHEESE”, today I’m all like “I COULD DO THIS FOREVER”.  I think the change is that I feel pretty wonderful and my digestive system is pumping along like a charm!  I never noticed any problems with my digestion before, but now that I have seen how smoothly things can be, er, processed, I think this vegan thing could be for me.  Of course, I will still eat the occasional slice of cheesy pizza and if I am ever so lucky to visit Paris again, you know I will be chowing as many buttery croissants as possible.  But for now, at this point, I am loving the veganism.

For breakfast this morning, I had a toasted thin bun spread with almond butter and a sliced orange.

For morning snacks, I’ve been relying on this tropical trail mix I picked up at the Bulk Barn.

Lunch today was more lentils.  I discovered even more of the Vegan Walnut Lentil Pile stored at the back of the fridge.  Perhaps it is reproducing?  I don’t mind.  This stuff tastes like Thanksgiving stuffing!  Albeit, protein-filled, mushy-textured stuffing.

I heated it up and spread it on yet another toasted thin burger and topped it with sliced tomato and ground pepper.

I decided to bake this afternoon and opted to use up the brown bananas in my freezer (frugal tip:  when you have rotting bananas, throw them in the freezer and use for future baking purposes.  Brown bananas are perfect for baking since they are so flavourful).  I perused the index of Veganomicon looking for banana recipes and came across one for Banana Date Scones.


This recipe appealed to me because of the following ingredients:  flax meal, whole wheat flour, bananas, dates, and walnuts.  The recipe calls for brown rice syrup, but I used corn syrup instead (I think maple syrup would work too!).  I LOVE scones.  I think they are the love children of biscuits and muffins, encompassing the best qualities of each.  They are delicious for breakfast, with tea, accompanying soup or stew, or on their own.  I like it when people pronounce them “skawns” even though I pronounce them “scowns” (rhymes with bones!).  Regular scones can be quite heavy with butter and cream, so the vegan version is much healthier.  In conclusion, you can’t go wrong with scones!


In other news, here is a picture of my cheap haircut.

Ugh, my face colour doesn’t match my neck colour!!!

You can see how it doesn’t look quite even there at the bottom, even though it was freshly blow dried.  It’s longer than I wanted, too.  As I have quickly learned, there are certain things you cannot be frugal with including hair-cuts, coffee, and ketchup (my hubby refuses anything but Heinz!  What a brand snob, I know).

I’ll let you know if I come across any others…


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A Day of Vegan Eating Vegan Eating: Day Six

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  • 1. rachel  |  February 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    what about “scone” to rhyme with “gone”? (hence one of my favourite ever jokes: “which is the fastest baked good in the west? Ssssscone!”

    I am in awe of your veganing. Hurrah! xxx

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      I meant “skawn” to rhyme with gone. I think it’s a British pronunciation? I love it, probably because I love the Brits 🙂

  • 3. andrea @ a cake for a wife.  |  February 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    First, super cute haircut! I always enjoy the fresh-from-the-hairdressers ‘news anchor’ look that I never seem able to replicate. 🙂

    Second: other things you can’t cheap out on include paper towels, toilet paper, batteries, coffee, and vanilla extract. In my opinion. 🙂

    Thirdly, I’m really enjoying reading about your week of veganism! Definitely something I’d be interested to try at some point, though I eat so much yogurt and cottage cheese these days, i’m not sure how I’d actually manage. Is it having the affect on henry that you had hoped, or do you notice any change?

    • 4. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 10, 2011 at 7:06 pm

      I have been told by others that cheaping out on toilet paper is not permitted, although I cheap out all the time! But I am with you on batteries and vanilla extract especially. Whenever I know someone going on a Caribbean cruise, I ask them to pick me up some vanilla on one of the islands because it’s much less expensive than here!

      I am kind of glad that Greek yogurt is so expensive or else I’d be having issues with this week-long project!

  • 5. Therese  |  February 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I think it looks great! I agree, though, never be frugal with haircuts! I did for years and ALWAYS hated the results (especially having such curly hair). The moment I decided to splurge at a “curly hair” salon I was in love and now I go there all the time. It’s pricier but worth every penny! I always walk away happy!

    • 6. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      I have heard great things about the curly salons! I guess there is no thick, frizzy, and wavy salons out there? 🙂

  • 7. Sarah  |  February 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    LOL did you GTL your face only? 🙂

    I see what you mean about your hair being longer than you wanted. I remember the last time you had an angled bob that was shorter in the back and longer in the front. (reverse mullet) This might work easier for you though since it looks like you might be able to pull it back, or at least half back. With an angled bob you are pretty much stuck with your hair down all the time. Maybe she gave you the more mommy friendly bob…. 🙂

    • 8. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      I had no idea my foundation didn’t match my skin! This is what I get for doing my make-up in the basement!

      Yes, I loved my reverse mullet. I want it that short again. Maybe in a couple of months when I’ve saved enough pennies!

      • 9. Sarah  |  February 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

        I think it has something to do with the camera as well…. something with the lighting I think…

        I forgot to mention that Mike is a ketchup nazi as well. I used to buy the cheapo President’s Choice ketchup and he was like “this isn’t going to work”… LOL

  • 10. echoingmetaphor  |  February 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    The haircut is cute!! I thought about getting a cheap haircut but opted not too because I was afraid… as it turned out I paid salon prices for a haircut that I hate but oh well!

    Good job on the eating vegan. I honestly don’t think I would have lasted as long as you have.

    • 11. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Having a bad haircut is the worst! I am already anxious to get mine cut again but can’t justify the expense!

  • 12. cheryl  |  February 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Another way too use up those frozen bananas is in vegan french toast and because you asked here’s the recipe:

    Use 2-3 bananas (frozen works well, but thaw first or you mixture will be very thick and you will freeze your fingures dipping the bread) with 3/4 cup of any non-dairy milk, some cinnamon and vanilla. I use my hand blender to mix it up. Then, dip bread and fry as usual. The only caution I give is to use a little more oil than you usually would becasue the banana makes it stick a bit more than normal french toast. Easy peasy!

    Your hair looks great BTW!

    mmmm scones (nuff said!)

    • 13. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  February 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      That sounds so healthy and delicious! I bought two bunches of bananas at the grocery store today so will hopefully make this in a few days when they turn brown. Thanks, Cheryl!

  • 14. Erika  |  February 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    You are HOTT! 🙂


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